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Tethering and mobile hotspots

Understand whether you can tether with your SMARTY plan.

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Written by Casey
Updated over a week ago

You’re entitled to use your data however you like, no matter which of the SMARTY plans you're on, so you can tether and use your phone as a mobile hotspot with your full allowance if you want to. 🎉

It's that simple!


Can I tether whilst roaming? 🌎

You sure can. If you’re travelling in the EU, you will be subject to our fair use limit of 12GB each month.

How do I set up hotspot on iOS?

1. From the Home screen tap Settings.

2. Tap Personal Hotspot

3. Tap the Allow Others to Join switch to turn on

4. To change the Wi-Fi password, tap Wi-Fi Password, edit the info then tap Done. The password must contain at least 8 characters.

You're all set!

(Instructions above are for the latest version of iOS, older versions may differ)

How do I set up hotspot on Android?

  1. Open Settings

  2. Go into Network & Internet

  3. Select Hotspot & Tethering

  4. Tap on Wi-Fi hotspot

  5. This page has options for turning the hotspot feature on and off. Additionally, you can change the network name, security type, password, and more.

  6. Follow the instructions to customize the hotspot feature to your liking.

  7. When ready, toggle on Use Wi-Fi hotspot.

(The steps above are general for Android-powered devices, for exact instructions please refer to your device manufacturer.)

My hotspot isn't working 😭

If you're unable to tether or hotspot from your SMARTY SIM, try updating your device software to see if there's a later software version available.

You should also check you have data allowance available, you can do so in your dashboard.

For some devices, you can try 'forgetting' the device you are connected to and starting a fresh connection.

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